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Summer Skating Academy

Summer Skating Academy 2024

We’re thrilled to share the return of our Summer Skating Academy (SSA), a figure skating opportunity offered in Summer 2024! Registration is open to new skaters 7 and up, starting from entry level. Private lesson skaters and current Learn to Skate students in Basic 1 all the way through skaters working on their axels are also encouraged to register!

Please read this entire page before registering!
Scroll to bottom for FAQ and link to registration.

Skating Academy Structure

Skating Academy is offered on six separate weeks throughout the summer, each with their own theme. Scroll down to view details for each week! Schedules below reflect general structure of each week, and are subject to slight variation. Skaters for each week will also receive a week-specific schedule with more details. Coach/staff supervision is provided in all activities.

  • Skaters attend the academy Monday – Friday, with skater drop-off beginning at 9:45am. Pickup time varies; please reference weekly schedule. All skaters must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian (skaters cannot sign themselves in/out!!).
  • Skaters will work with other skaters near their skill level, but ALL skaters will have the opportunity to participate in the awesome activities each week’s theme presents!!
  • Skaters must pack their own lunches and drinks. Water fountains are available, but bringing your own water bottle is highly encouraged.
  • Parents/family are encouraged to attend end-of week performances!! Skaters work hard all week to show off their skills, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see how far they’ve come!

Monday/Wednesday

9:45am | Drop off
10:15-11:15 | On-ice skills
11:30-12:00 | Off-ice conditioning
12:15-12:45 | Lunch (skaters bring lunch)
1:00-1:30 | Off-ice stretch
1:45-2:45 | On-ice skills
3:15pm | Pick up

Tuesday/Thursday

9:45am | Drop off
10:15-11:15 | On-ice skills
11:20-11:50 | Lunch (skaters bring lunch)
12:45-1:45 | Off-ice class
2:00-4:00pm | Complimentary Public Skate
2:00-4:00pm | Pick up

Friday

9:45am | Drop off
10:00-11:00 | On-ice skills
11:15-12:00 | Off-ice class
12:15-12:45 | Lunch (skaters bring lunch)
1:15-2:15 | On-ice skills
2:15-2:45 | Week’s end performance- parents encouraged to attend!!
3:15pm | Pick up

Pricing

Each 5-day week of Academy is $330 per skater.
**Please note: There is NOT an actual waitlist / there ARE spaces available. 

HOW TO REGISTER

The waitlist is simply the vehicle by which ALL registrations are processed in order to  allow our Admin Team to apply any applicable discounts. You will receive an invoice, which must be paid within 5 business days, once you have joined the waitlist. 

REMINDER: There is NOT an actual waitlist. There ARE spaces available.

Please note that ALL skaters must submit registrations through the WAITLIST button for each week they would like to register. This simply allows our Admin Team to apply your full discount and then invoice you the correct amount.
Summer Skating Academy still has slots available!!

You will not be charged at registration, but will receive an invoice via email with the correct discounts (Sibling/Multi-Week) applied. Registration and invoice payment will be done through your Daysmart account.
**Invoices must be paid within 3 business days of receipt.**

Sibling Discount: $60 off each additional skater after your first. All siblings must be on ONE ACCOUNT to receive this discount.

Multi-week Discount: Skaters who register for multiple weeks will receive a discounted rate for each week:

Number of WeeksPrice per Week
1 Week$330
2 Weeks$300/week
3 Weeks$270/week
4 Weeks$240/week
5 Weeks$210/week
6 Weeks$180/week

Weekly Themes and Dates

Week 1: T’Swizzle – A Skating Love Story

June 10th- June 14th

Skaters will learn everything from T’Stops to T’Swizzles (and more) in this Fearless week of Wildest Dreams skating. You Belong with Us, if you want to participate in a Wonderland week of skating superstardom. Skaters will show off their skills in an end-of-week performance to songs from all of your favorite Eras!


Week 2: Frozen on Ice – Building Skating Skills… and a Snowman

June 24th- June 28th

Join everyone’s favorite snowman in a Theater on Ice (TOI) production of the winter classic, featuring princess appearances at the end-of-week performance.Theater on Ice is a form of competitive figure skating combining the grace of skating with the excitement of theater and dance. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to be part of a cast while showcasing skills and learning how to perform as part of a group production. 


Week 3: Christmas in July – A Holiday Performance

July 22nd – July 26th

Learn on and off-ice warm-up exercises to improve flexibility, strength and stamina. Become familiar with off-ice jump technique and enjoy an opportunity on the off-ice jump harness to learn the basics of rotation. Skaters will participate in a holiday-themed group number at the end of the week party with special appearances by Santa and his reindeer! Wear your favorite skating dress, holiday outfit or even an Ugly Christmas sweater to the party!


Week 4: Glide for Gold – Earn a Badge & Take Your Skills to the Next Level

July 29th – August 2nd

Join the Olympic fanfare and skate your way to a Learn to Skate USA badge! Test your skating skills with stroking, jump and spin contests plus limbo and and on ice line dancing. Learn the basics of the International Judging System (IJS) plus understand how everything from local competitions to the Olympics are scored. Show off skills at the end-of-week Closing Ceremonies featuring the US Figure Skating mascot!


Week 5: Artistry on Ice – Showcase Your Style

August 12th – August 16th

Skaters will be introduced to 6 Ways of the Spine™ to build 3 dimensional core body movement and will enjoy a session with Kate McSwain, American Ice Theatre Co-Executive Director. Participants will learn to move while connecting with various styles of music. Skaters will discover how to tap into their own unique style and will show off skills at the end-of-week recital featuring a group performance with props.


Week 6: Learn to Compete – Take a Trip to the Podium

August 19th – August 23rd

Learn a mini program along with how to enter and exit the ice like a pro. Learn how to do “skater hair” and make-up. Enjoy a Q&A with a local judge to help demystify the competitive experience. Wear your favorite figure skating dress, costume or athletic attire to the end-of-week competition-style performance and get treated to a photo shoot on the podium.


HOW TO REGISTER

ALL skaters must register using the WAITLIST button for each week they would like to register. This simply allows our Admin Team to apply your full discount and then invoice you the correct amount.
Summer Skating Academy still has slots available!!

You will not be charged at registration, but will receive an invoice via email with the correct discounts (Sibling/Multi-Week) applied. Registration and invoice payment will be done through your Daysmart account.
**Invoices must be paid within 5 business days of receipt.**


Frequently Asked Questions

Note that this is not a complete guide to all Summer Skating Academy questions. If you have further questions about their registration or experience, please email our Skating Director Nicole at [email protected]

Should my child know how to skate in order to attend Summer Skating Academy?

No prior skating experience is required for new skaters 7 years old and up! Our coaching staff is dedicated to making sure beginner skaters receive the attention they need. New skaters will look like veterans by the end of the week!

Summer Skating Academy is also open to Learn to Skate Students Snowplow 3 & up as well as private lesson skaters (through Freeskate 6 / working on axel)! Skaters will be grouped by skill level and our coaches will deliver targeted instruction to the range of participants.

My child does not have their own skates. Do we need to get some?

No! Rental skates are included with tuition. Should you choose to purchase skates, please schedule a fitting with our skating director ([email protected]). We offer a 10% discount and we pay shipping! Skates arrive in about a week after ordering.

Will someone be available to help my child tie their skates?

Yes! Our coaches will happily assist with skate tying! And, it will be a goal for skaters to learn the basics of skate tying while enrolled!

Will my child get one-on-one lesson time during Summer Skating Academy?

Summer Skating Academy offers small group instruction tailored to the skill levels of our skaters and the weekly theme. If you are interested in private lessons to improve your child’s skating skills in conjunction with Summer Skating Academy and beyond, visit the Private Lessons page on our website to learn more about our talented coaching staff and schedule a lesson!

What should my skater bring to Summer Skating Academy?

Skaters are asked to bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and a beach towel or yoga mat for off-
ice classes. Participants should also bring their energy! Summer Skating Academy is an activity based camp there is not a lot of down time! Electronics will not be permitted during on or off-ice activities.

What should my skater wear to Summer Skating Academy?

Skaters are encouraged to dress warmly in athletic attire. Leggings are the optimal choice for skating along with fitted athletic tops and a lightweight, zip-up jacket. Skaters should also wear tall, thin socks. Tennis shoes are a must! Skaters are asked to bring gloves. Skaters with long hair are asked to wear hair up and out of their face. Beginner skaters may opt to wear a safety helmet (no point in the back). Participants are asked to avoid wearing jeans and shorts.

Skaters are asked to bring a pair of black or dark socks for use during off-ice dance classes. The requested black or dark socks are separate socks from the socks they’ll wear inside skates – skating socks should be tall and thin.

Does the Ice House have a snack bar?

The rink does not have a snack bar so be sure to pack enough food for your skater! Summer Skating Academy participants will need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. A daily afternoon snack item will be provided.

What are the drop-off and pick-up times?

Daily drop-off is 9:45am.
Pick-up is 3:15pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Pick up is between 2-4pm on Tuesday and Thursday

Drop off and pick up times are fixed-firm; supervision is not available prior to 945 or after 4pm. Children may not be left unattended prior to scheduled drop-off and/or after pick-up times.

Anything else I need to know?

Don’t forget parents and guests are invited to attend the end-of-week celebration on Fridays from 215-245pm!